How Does Fast Food Affect Society

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Today’s society especially in the United States consumes too much fast food, resulting in a higher rate of obesity, disease, and an overall bad diet. These fast food companies are selling us unhealthy food that is causing an alarming rate of obesity. According to an article published by BioMed Central Public Health obesity is a major public health problem in the United States owing to its substantial mortality and morbidity and increased health care costs (Laxy). So, in addition to fast food causing obesity it is also costing people more money because they’re getting sick resulting in increased health care costs. Fast food is also causing major health problems in society. In an article published by Everyday Health, it said anyone may develop type 2 diabetes. A type of diabetes is often caused by poor lifestyle choices (Vroomen-durning). …show more content…
One deadly disease fast food is promoting is heart disease. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood institute heart disease is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack. In an article published by Livestrong it said, “A study found that consuming fast food as little as once a week increases the risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20 percent. The risk goes up to 50 percent if you eat fast food two to three times weekly, according to the study. Worse still, the risk shoots to 80 percent for those who eat fast food four or more times per week” (Renee). That by itself is a major problem. If someone simply eats fast food a few times a week, they have a significantly increased chance of dying from heart disease in their lifetime, and this is only one of the many diseases eating fast food promotes. The ingredients in fast food are so bad for the heart and the whole body in general. Fast food is literally killing people and consumers still continue to eat it, resulting in fast food companies making more of

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